The Case against Pope Francis:
“He has elevated immoral men in order to change the Catholic faith”

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The title is from an article on National Review Online by Michael Brendan Dougherty.  Dougherty tells how Pope Benedict XVI was essentially compelled to resign, not being able to control Vatican reform:.

“But the dysfunction at the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI had overwhelmed the scholarly pontiff. Benedict’s chosen reformer for the corrupt Vatican Bank, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, initially had success in turning blood-red deficits toward the black, but he was swiftly undermined and sent packing to be the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States. Benedict’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested for stealing and leaking to the media documents revealing the intrigue and backbiting within Vatican City. Benedict assigned three cardinals to investigate the VatiLeaks scandal. They returned to the pope a long dossier, which was widely reported to contain an account of the financial and sexual misdeeds of senior officials in the Vatican itself. At about this time European banks began squeezing the Vatican Bank, and by the turn of the New Year the Vatican’s own ATMs stopped working. Their function was restored days after Benedict announced that he would resign the papacy, the first papal resignation in five centuries.”

Dougherty gives a detailed account of how Pope Francis was elected to reform the Vatican but instead put into positions of power sexual abusers and those who would alter Catholic teaching:

“While trying to please the progressives who elected him, Pope Francis has plunged the Church into acrimony and confusion. He has put forward a revision of the Church’s teaching on the sacraments that puts traditional concepts of Christian virtue out of reach for all but the most “heroic” Christians. It is a theological revolution that not only threatens the coherence of the Catholic faith but has the potential to affect all Christians:

As for reform? Forget it. Nearly half of the members of Pope Francis’s reformist team have been pulled into sexual-abuse scandals themselves. Cardinal George Pell has returned to his native Australia to face charges of fondling children. Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has been accused of protecting churchmen who fostered a culture of sexual predation in the seminaries of Honduras. The German cardinal Reinhard Marx was revealed to have been negligent in investigating an abusive priest when he was bishop of Trier. American cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, who heads the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, has been exposed as having passed the buck when a priest tried to inform him of the serial sexual predation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick against seminarians.”

Go here to read the whole article, it’s most compelling.

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5 Comments

  1. “dogma never settles a theological issue once and for all.” Kasper “The first was that the Church had elected a man who had a common touch and would stop the Church from becoming a museum of dead dogmas” The contradiction lives loudly in Francis. Dead dogmas, that would be the attack on the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, wherein Mary sublimated her will to the will of God from the very first moment of her existence. And where Mary speaks for all her children. Is there a soul so dead, that he speaks of “dead dogmas”?

  2. ” … Benedict assigned three cardinals to investigate the VatiLeaks scandal. They returned to the pope a long dossier, which was widely reported to contain an account of the financial and sexual misdeeds of senior officials in the Vatican itself. At about this time European banks began squeezing the Vatican Bank, and by the turn of the New Year the Vatican’s own ATMs stopped working. Their function was restored days after Benedict announced that he would resign the papacy, …”
    Since the Catholic faith has two thousand years of tradition backed by Holy Scripture, the change is that the Vatican itself becomes The Personnel Office.

  3. This period of time, our time, in our Holy Church can be summed up in this lowering of the bar..this celebrated mediocrity;

    “Kasper had occasionally defended this understanding by saying that following the Church’s teaching on marriage required “heroism” in certain circumstances, but that “heroism is not for the average Christian.”

    No. Our current leadership in the Holy Catholic Church drives this statement home perfectly.

    Don’t aim higher!

    Just get by. Slacker sainthood. Cheap grace.

    What a time period. Heading out to Mass to pray for these pastors.

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